Hey! We’re Caroline Whatley (she/her) and Erin McGrady (she/her) of Authentic Asheville!

We are filmmakers, photographers, writers, content creators, and FAA certified drone operators based out of Asheville, North Carolina. We’re happy to have partnered and worked with brands such as Outside, Coleman, Merrell, Google, Brooks Running, Stio, Allegiant Air, Explore Asheville, Aramark, Snow Peak, REI, several local small businesses, and more. Erin is currently an ambassador for Coleman as part of the Coleman Collective as well as Merrell as part of the Merrell Hiking Club.

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Erin McGrady and Caroline Whatley are filmmakers, photographers, writers, content creators, and the authors of Authentic Asheville.

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